• Angels' Garrett Richards suffers patellar injury

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Los Angeles Angels ace Garrett Richards was carted off the field on a stretcher in the second inning with what appeared to be a serious injury to his left knee Wednesday night against the Red Sox. The Angels announced midgame that Richards, who played at Edmond Santa Fe and Oklahoma,had sustained a patellar injury to his left knee, but did not speculate as to the severity of the injury. A club official said more information would be forthcoming.

  • Report: Under Armour offers Kevin Durant rich deal

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Kevin Durant's representation, Roc Nation Sports, informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years, sources told ESPN.com. The deal includes Under Armour stock and other incentives such a community center built in his mother's name whose exact worth will not be known for some time. Nike will now have the right to match, which is a condition of Durant's current contract with the brand. Durant can still choose Nike if they don't match, but can't legally choose Under Armour if they do. Nike's last offer, sources said, would have given Durant a base and a minimum royalty guarantee that would equal no less than $20 million a year.

  • Ex-referee Mike Carey asked off Redskins games because of team name

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Former NFL referee Mike Carey was ahead of this Redskins controversy way before it really became a huge story a few years ago. After the 2005 NFL season, Carey asked the NFL to not work Washington games anymore. According to the Washington Post, Carey found the Redskins' nickname "disrespectful" and requested to someone in the league office who makes the officiating assignments that he not be assigned to their games because of the team name. He asked that the matter be kept private. The league complied, because the last time he worked a Washington game was the season opener in 2006.

  • Dallas RB DeMarco Murray has new-found faith in former Bedlam rival Joseph Randle

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    DeMarco Murray had doubts when he would come out of games last year. The Dallas Cowboys lead running back wasn’t sure if his replacements could successfully carry the load. The former Oklahoma standout no longer has those concerns. What he’s seen throughout the offseason and training camp from backs like Lance Dunbar and former Oklahoma State star Joseph Randle has Murray feeling more comfortable about taking a breather in 2014. “[Dunbar] and Randle are going to have an important role this year and those are guys that not only do I trust, but the coaches trust,” Murray said Wednesday. 

  • Former OSU quarterback Wes Lunt named starter at Illinois

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Turns out Wes Lunt is a Division I starting quarterback. The former Oklahoma State quarterback was named the starter at Illinois on Wednesday. Lunt transferred from Oklahoma State prior to the 2013-14 season, while battling with Cowboys QBs Clint Chelf and J.W. Walsh. Lunt was named the Illini's starting quarterback by a guy also tied to Oklahoma State football -- former Cowboys defensive coordinator Tim Beckman.

  • Why The Cleveland Browns Benched Johnny Manziel

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The Cleveland Browns will start Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team announced on Wednesday. Business Insider reports head coach Mike Pettine praised Hoyer in a statement, but added this telling explanation, "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player." That's not exactly a ringing endorsement. Neither player has been good in the preseason. Hoyer's stat line (8-for-20, 108 passing yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs) is just as rough as Manziel's (14-for-27, 128 passing yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs).

  • Mike Ditka blames Washington Redskins name-change talk on 'political correct idiots in America'

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Does Hall of Famer and current ESPN analyst Mike Ditka think the Washington Redskins should change their name? asks The Buzzer on Fox. No. No he doesn't. How do we know this? Because he said the following in a recent interview

  • Hoover Crips investigation results in 51 people charged

    BY ZIVA BRANSTETTER and CURTIS KILLMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    An investigation focused on the Hoover Crips street gang has resulted in charges against 51 people, federal and state authorities announced Tuesday. At a press conference this afternoon, U.S. Attorney Danny Williams said multiple agencies focused on the gang because of its criminal impact on Tulsa. Williams said with the indictment, "we are going to decapitate" the gang. The gang brought $10 million worth of cocaine through Tulsa or more than 600 kilos, Williams said. He said the drugs came from cartels in Mexico and made their way through Dallas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa as they moved toward Ohio and the northeastern United States. Among those indicted was OU and NFL star De'Mond Parker, aka "Running Back," who is listed in the indictment as Demonn Parker. Also indicted was gang leader Donald Walters, who Williams said had 40 people working for him.  Of the 52 people named in the indictment, 23 have been arrested, authorities said. Read the rest of this story at Tulsa World.com .

  • Russell Westbrook poses for photo with Russell Westbrook

    Matt Carney | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    I sincerely hope that Russell Westbrook runs his own official Russell Westbrook Facebook page because that would mean that yesterday Russell Westbrook posted a photo of Russell Westbrook posing with a picture of Russell Westbrook while holding a picture of Russell Westbrook to the official Russell Westbrook Facebook page. Russell Westbrook.

  • These NCAA football jerseys will just say THE TEAM on the back

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    If you've ever talked to a sports cliche machine, they've probably told you something about how "The name on the front of the jersey is more important than the name on the back," because, you know, the front of the jersey has the team name on it and the back tends to have a player name. USF football is going to try to eliminate that problem.

  • Influential NFL voices unlikely to say 'Redskins'

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Two notable NFL analysts and former Super Bowl champions say they're planning to a stand against the Washington Redskins' nickname by refusing to say it on the air, according to Yahoo Sports. The controversy surrounding the nickname has taken on all forms, and for CBS lead analyst Phil Simms and NBC studio analyst Tony Dungy, their protest will be to avoid saying it. Simms and CBS will broadcast the Giants-Redskins game on Sept. 25. "My very first thought is it will be Washington the whole game," Simms told the Associated Press' Barry Wilner.

  • Redskins secondary puts hands up in pregame introductions, referencing protests in Ferguson, Mo.

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The starting lineup bounded onto the field for Monday’s preseason game against the Browns, each starter individually announced. The secondary was last, and it came out as one unit, starters and backups alike. They walked with arms folded up, palms open.

  • WATCH: Kobe Bryant Was At A Loss For Words After Seeing Nike's Futuristic LED Court

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Kobe Bryant has seen and done just about everything during the course of his magnificent basketball career, so when the Black Mamba is impressed by something, that's a good clue for the rest of us to take notice. During a recent trip to China, Bryant helped Nike debut a new LED court which resembles a video game with its technology and design. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar admits that he didn't even know that what he experienced was possible, The Post Game reports.

  • Little League World Series coach delivers heartwarming speech after loss

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    It doesn't get much better this. Youth sports get a lot of flack, usually because of overzealous parents or way-too-intense coaches. There is also a lot of parents and coaches that get it right. Here's one that got it right. This is Dave Belisle, the coach of the Cumberland Americans -- a Rhode Island team that represented the Northeast in the Little League World Series. Cumberland lost 8-7 on Monday to a team from Chicago, ending the little league careers of the Cumberland players. What Belisle said to his players after the game could be used as a lesson for all youth sports coaches on how to deal with young athletes. 

  • Johnny Football flips the bird at an opposing bench

    Matt Carney | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Midway through the third quarter in the Monday night preseason NFL matchup between the Browns and the Redskins, Johnny Manziel … well, you really don’t need me to explain it much more than this. Watch it below in Vine form, via gifdsports.

  • Dallas Cowboys: QB Brandon Weeden still a work in progress

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Brandon Weeden had a little bit of a rough night on Saturday in the Dallas Cowboys preseason game vs. the Baltimore Ravens.  The former Oklahoma State standout quarterback went 10-for-19, throwing for 129 yards an an interception. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he also struggled a little with his decision making at the line. But Garrett said Weeden is a work in progress and that he'll get "better and better."

  • Florida State receiver ineligible because of grades

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Florida State wide receiver Isaiah Jones has been declared academically ineligible. Coach Jimbo Fisher said Saturday that Jones still will attend FSU and practice with the Seminoles. The 6-foot-4 sophomore caught two passes for 31 yards in five games in 2013, but he had five receptions for 81 yards to lead the Gold squad in the Seminoles' spring game in April. He was part of a large group of receivers competing for starting jobs after FSU lost senior Kenny Shaw and Kelvin Benjamin entered the NFL draft early.  Florida State opens the season Aug. 30 in Arlington, Texas, against Oklahoma State.

  • Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart to throw out first pitch at Red Sox game

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart will perform in Boston Saturday night, but not on the basketball court.  According to the Boston Celtic's Twitter account, he is throwing out the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox's game against the Houston Astros. 

  • Mo'Ne Davis throws shutout at Little League World Series

    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Mo'Ne Davis became the first female in Little League World Series history to throw a shutout, as the 13-year-old struck out eight and allowed only two hits in Taney, Pa.'s 4-0 win over Nashville in the first round. Davis didn't walk a batter for Taney and only needed 70 pitches in six innings. Taney will face the winner of Texas-Rhode Island on Sunday at 7 p.m. (ESPN2).

  • Watch something bad happen to James Harden

    Matt Carney | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Okay, it’s not that bad. Now that James Harden’s leading a conference rival and not coming off the Thunder’s bench though, we’ve gotta take what we can get. And what we got today was The Beard and a handful of his USA Basketball teammates taking their turn at the ice bucket challenge that’s gotten so […]